Anne Boleyn – A haunting historical drama

Ann Boleyn
Event Date & Time
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Event Location
Dowling Studio | Guthrie Theater

818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Directed by Stephen DiMenna. Presented by BFA Actor Training Program Company of 2024


Thursday, April 25, 2024, 7:30 P.M.

Friday, April 26, 2024, 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 1:00 P.M.

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 7:30 P.M.

Sunday, April 28, 2024, 1:00 P.M. (Audio Description available) 

Running Time: 2 hours with one intermission

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Anne Boleyn dramatizes the life and legacy of Henry VIII's notorious second wife, who helped change the course of the nation’s history. In Howard Brenton's epic play, we are transported to the 16th century, where the brilliant-but-reckless young Anne, confident in her sexuality and in her love for Henry, leads the charge for England’s Protestant Reformation. While her marriage to the King provides her with opportunities to further the Protestant cause, the bitter battle between political and religious factions makes her vulnerable to conspiracy charges. Meanwhile, in 1603, King James I discovers Anne’s belongings, which inspires him to explore his own gender and sexuality, while being haunted by her ghost and the religious conflict she helped introduce. This production challenges how Anne Boleyn has been traditionally viewed as either the pawn of an ambitious family or a predator manipulating her way to power, and shows how daring to disrupt the status-quo made her lose her head.

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